The virtualization company has been vetting CEO candidates since the departure of Pat Gelsinger in January.
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The new features aim to improve infrastructure automation, bolster security and improve overall performance of hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
NetApp plans to use the acquisition to bolster its desktop virtualization capabilities.
VMware also reported an unexpected gain of $132 million from its investment in Pivotal Software.
AtherPal's key service lets IT admins remotely view, control, troubleshoot, and fix devices and apps being used in the field.
The company said its net income includes a loss of $161 million from its investment in Pivotal Software.
The company reported Q2 revenue of $2.17 billion, up 13 percent year over year.
The virtualization giant reported Q3 revenue of $1.98 billion, or $1.34 per share.
VMware plans to use Apteligent's capabilities to bolster its digital workspace platform.
VMware also announced a collaboration with Dell EMC that integrates VMware's AirWatch and Horizon with Dell's Client Command and Wyse thin client.