Defensio acquired by Websense

StartupNorth and Techcrunch reported earlier today that Montreal’s Karabunga, Inc. – the company behind spam blocker Defensio – has been acquired by Websense. Founder Carl Mercier will join Websense as a director of software development and blogged about the transaction today:

This is obviously a big day for us and we are very excited to be teaming up with one of the Internet’s leading security companies.

So what does this mean for you, our beloved users?  You can take comfort in knowing that that we currently have no plans to change the existing service — so just go ahead, keep using Defensio and keep spreading the good word.  It is definitely here to stay and will remain free for personal bloggers.

Congrats to Mercier and team. Looks like we’ll have to take them off the Montreal Startup Index for February 2009.