HTC configuration plugin
Here in France HTC is well present specially in gov and public organisation.
So have a look or devellop partnership with HTC to get access to HTC plugin, if any,or help them to build one
in a way to be able to push settings on those devices : active sync, restrictions (if any : block store and nfc), wifi and maybe vpn as a minimum.
This devices are push has low cost alternative to Samsung (specially by the third french carrier : Bouygues telecom)
and due to this difficult economic situation more and more come in these companies.
and today we cannot provide easy management of them.
Sophos tries to get hold of the HTCPro API now for 3 year, but without success. All contacts into HTC go black quickly. It is totally unclear, if we will ever be successful.
On the other side, we will release support for LG and Sony phones in our upcoming SMC 6.0 release in addition to the Samsung SAFE support we have already. Until we get access to the HTC interface we can only recommend to go with the 3 other vendors mentioned above.
In case one reader will have a large device deal with HTC, maybe you can insist in SMC support and ask the HTC sales rep to help Sophos getting access to the API
I totally agree. In our firme we both Samsung, HTC and iPhone. it can not be right that you can not press setup on HTC but it is possible on Samsung and iPhone.