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Cisco Systems and EMC announced a plan to integrate products and services to provide end-to-end security for enterprise data.

The partnership, made public April 7 as part of a press and analyst session during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, will initially focus on DLP (data loss prevention), data encryption and key management. The collaboration promises to help companies discover, secure, track and enforce policies on sensitive data stored in the data center, on the desktop and in server endpoints.

In the area of encryption, officials of Cisco and RSA, the Security Division of EMC, said they plan to integrate Cisco MDS 9000 SME (Storage Media Encryption) and RSA Key Manager. An integrated product will be available in May. The companies will also look to integrate additional security capabilities into Cisco TrustSec for data-in-motion encryption with the Cisco Nexus 7000 platform.

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