What is happening to ATI's direction, specifically 2020/2021? Not longer focused on backup?
I bought ATI several years ago and have maintained a subscription to make sure my machines are backed up and ready to be restored. I mean, that's in the name itself. It worked very well and I have recommended it to quite a few people over the years.
Then last year I think it started to feature completely unrelated features like cyber security which is not what the product is supposed to be about and why people bought it. This means it starts and runs additional processes and services on my machine that I don't want and cannot be completely stopped from within the app itself.
Now I just got a notification for a free upgrade to "Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office for Windows", implying that the product is now completely flipping and mostly about security and backup is now not even the focus! WTF?
I bought a backup product, not a security product. If you want to do that make it a separate product. There are still glaring issues with the backup side of things that have not been addressed, yet this security stuff that I never wanted still gets updated.
Am I going to have to move to a competitor that has backup products that are just that and also not only stop recommending it to other people but tell them to actively avoid it?
You may say "Well don't upgrade".. But I pay a subscription so that I get updates to my BACKUP product.