Last week Microsoft announced that the company is partnering with EMC’s RSA security division to help prevent enterprise data loss and protect sensitive information. This collaboration expands a current partnership between the two companies; the new focus will be on a systems approach in which Microsoft builds RSA’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) classification technology into its own products and platforms and in which RSA integrates with Microsoft’s Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). According to Microsoft, the partnership will “enable organizations to centrally define information security policy, automatically identify and classify sensitive data virtually anywhere in the infrastructure, and use a range of controls to protect data at the endpoints, network and data center.” For more information about the companies’ strategic alliance, see Microsoft’s press release.